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Observation by Dean Ashton: Halloween Ghosts

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Dean Ashton

Observer

Dean Ashton

Observed

2021 Oct 10 - 20:00

Uploaded

2021 Oct 14 - 14:52

Objects

IC59
IC63

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Constellation

Cassiopeia

Field centre

RA: 00h58m
Dec: +61°01'
Position angle: -0°40'

Field size

0°48' × 0°32'

Equipment
  • Celestron 9.25EdgeHD, 0.7x Focal Rd
  • QHY268C Camera
  • Optolong L-Pro Filter
  • CGEM Mount
  • Loadstar X2 Autoguider - OAG
Exposure

30x600s, focal length 1,650mm, Camera Extended Full Well Mode, Gain-15

Location

St. Austell, Cornwall

Target name

IC59 & IC63

Title

Halloween Ghosts

About this image

Total of 5-hours integration taken on 10th and 11th October 2021.

Just out of shot (bottom left) is gamma-cassiopeia (Navi).  It is the energising radiation from Navi that is creating both the red emission 'comet nebula' and being scattered by molecular dust to create the blue reflection nebula.  IC59 and IC63 also known as the Ghost Nebula or Gamma-Cassiopea Nebula.

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